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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Del Frisco’s Grille will be a place for lovers with cocktails, brunch, entrees, and dessert for Santa Monica sweethearts. On Saturday and Sunday, the Grille will offer a romantic brunch complete with Cupid’s Cocktails for those whose first love is a tasty libation. Cupid’s Cocktail is $10.50 or $21 for a brunch carafe, and hits the sweet spot with a mix of Stoli Razberi, POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, and orange juice.

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All weekend, the Grille will also feature a 6 oz. Filet and Lobster Tail for $44 and a Prime Rib for $41, paired with a Triple Chocolate Decadence for dessert for $9. This divine treat is made with a triple chocolate brownie, pudding, fudge, a chocolate heart – and a little bit of love.

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Fans of Del Frisco’s Grille can make this romantic weekend one to remember by entering to win a delicious Valentine’s meal through Facebook. Two lucky couples will win a last-minute brunch or dinner (valued at $200) on February 13 by tagging their date on Facebook and sharing why they’d like to spend Valentine’s Day weekend at Del Frisco’s Grille.

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WHAT: 
Valentine’s Day Weekend At Del Frisco’s Grille
WHEN: February 12 – February 14, 2016
WHERE: 1551 Ocean Ave. #105 | Santa Monica, CA 90401

CONTACT INFO: (310) 395-7333

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Celebrate your love of art and the art of love at All You Need is Love: Valentine’s Day Tours and Dinner at LACMA this Valentine’s Day. Your evening begins with a 30-minute guided tour of the galleries featuring European masterpieces, which feature some of the most romantic stories as told through art. After the tour, enjoy a RED pop-up dinner in the LACMA Café, with a three-course gourmet menu inspired by the works of art seen on the tour. Reservations are available for the following: 7:30 pm tour, which includes a dinner seating at 8:00 pm; or an 8:00 pm tour, with dinner following at 8:30 pm.

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With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.

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WHAT: All You Need Is Love: Valentine’s Day Tours And Dinner At LACMA
WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014 | 7:30 pm
WHERE:
LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90036

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: LACMA members $60, general guest $75

CONTACT INFO: (323) 857-6010

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In deviating from the stuffy prix-fixe menus that most restaurants will be offering on Valentine’s Day, Te’Kila Hollywood is changing the game and wants couples to drink… tequila that is! While the a la carte menu will be available, including such favorites as the fajitas, the Tequila for 2” includes the following:

  • Choose from Milagro, Patron, or Avion for a 2-for-1 special for couples from 6 – 10 pm
  • The Te’Kila Margarita and other signature drinks will also be 2-for-1

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Te’kila is LA’s go-to tequila oasis, boasting over 150 different bottles. The daily happy hour – featuring made-to-order margaritas – is a draw for visitors and locals alike.

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Designed by Kris Keith of Spacecraft, Te’kila immerses guests in an authentic Mexican cantina fitted with antique fixtures and handmade furniture. Chocolate wooden walls accommodate art pieces from Mexico and LA-based artists. With themed daily specials ranging from Margarita Mondays to Fajita Thursdays, there is something for everyone looking to experience upscale casual Mexican, quality cocktails, and a venue as unique as Hollywood itself.

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WHAT: Te’kila Hollywood Valentine’s Day
WHEN:
Friday, February 14, 2013 
WHERE: 
6541 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: (323) 960-2404

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I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Bash will bring the community together to celebrate the city and spread love for Santa Monica’s beachside oasis by giving back and having a fun, no pressure Valentine’s Day gathering at Wokcano. With music from DJ Frankie, photo booth, raffle with fabulous prizes, hosted hors d’eourves, cocktail specials and more, the event will be a big draw for locals looking for V-Day plans.

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Santa Monica comes together to spread love for the city on Valentine’s Day at the I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Bash, benefiting Meals on Wheels West and hosted by Kim Koury from Spin PR and Josh Ochs Media Leaders. The party will feature music, hosted hors d’oeuvres from 9:00 – 10:00 pm, 2-for-1 Oyster Bar, Cocktail Specials, Photo Booth, and more! Attendees can participate in an on-site raffle with fabulous prizes, including a hotel stay at Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica flight lesson from Santa Monica Flyers, Dinner for 2, Rasta Bus charter, catered dinner for 20 from Chipotle, and more.

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Wokcano Restaurants invite you to enjoy the Asian-inspired vibe with modern, hip décor while customers enjoy the distinctive fusing of traditional and nontraditional Japanese, Chinese, and Thai cuisines along with an impressive sushi bar selection. With six locations, Wokcano is one of the fastest growing Pan Asian restaurants in Southern California. The new Santa Monica location features a gorgeous 2-story interior with chic Asian decor and a huge multi-level outdoor patio with exposed brick enclosing the courtyard giving it a hip New York vibe. Live DJs spin an eclectic mix of music on the patio lounge every weekend. VIP table and bottle service are available. Hours are from 11am to 2am and Delivery and Take Out are available. For more info visit or to book an event go to. 

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WHAT: Wokcano Presents “I Heart Santa Monica” V-Day Bash
WHEN:
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
WHERE: 
Wokcano | 1413 5th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: are $10 in advance and $15 day of

CONTACT INFO: (310) 458-3080

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Love Stock Music Festival

September 6, 2013 — 1 Comment

Love Stock Music Festival is a free transformational music festival featuring great musicians, healers, and performers; there will also be free organic food, teas, and juices. There will be a healing room and Goddess lounge plus much more! Make sure to RSVP here for free entree.

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This one of a kind festival is a multi-sensory experience designed to open your heart and inspire radical aliveness. Love Stock takes you into another Universe, merging live music, DJ’s, sound, light, poetry, interactive performances, life changing theme rooms, cutting edge technologies, art installations, multimedia, and the most amazing people.

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Love Stock is a fully participatory interactive immersive experience, leaving no room for passive spectators. Love Stock gives you the opportunity to be who you have always wanted to be, promising the most ecstatic night!

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Hundreds of gifted practitioners utilizing cutting edge healing modalities will help you to be your BEST self! This is one of Love Stock‘s most beloved elements and was a smash hit at the last years fest! This is a unique opportunity to be healed by masters of Reiki, Massage, Cranial Sacral, Chiropractor, Somatic Experiencing, EFT, Shamanic healing, and more.

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Love Stock is committed to each participant’s life changing whilst having the most amazing time of their lives. Outer experience is a reflection of inner reality. The more you heal inside the better you feel outside, the more love you can express.

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Kute Blackson will host the event, he is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom.

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Love Stock is a party with a purpose, and part of that purpose is giving back. Every year Love Stock chooses a humanitarian partner that is making a difference in the world by lifting up those in need with integrity, accountability and sustainability. A portion of the donations made by attendees of Love Stock are given directly to this partner to assist them in their efforts. This year Love Stock has chosen the Just Like My Child Foundation.

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WHAT: Love Stock Music Festival
WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 4:00 pm
WHERE: For location details please click here

DETAILS: 

  • RSVP here for free entree.
  • FREE FOOD: Delicious healthy food to nourish your body!
  • MUSIC: Live music, drumming and DJ performances to make your spirit dance.
  • The HEALING ROOM: A variety of amazing healers sharing their gifts to elevate your soul.
  • CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY: A gathering of the most inspired people from around the world.
  • COSMIC PUJA CEREMONY: A special ritual designed to release the past and access your freedom.
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE: All donations go towards “Just Like My Child” Foundation, committed to empowering women and girls in Africa through health care, education, micro-enterprise, girls’ empowerment and social justice.

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Symbiosis Gathering

September 4, 2013 — 6 Comments

Symbiosis Gathering intends to facilitate peak experiences through a synaesthesia of art, music, transformational learning, and sustainable living integrated into an unparalleled extravaganza of fun beneath the starry skies.

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The organization was founded on strong principles of environmental consciousness and ecological sustainability and each event has continued to advance this vision through the implementation of both time-tested and innovative eco-action initiatives.

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They seek to provide a space for the fusion of aesthetics, sound, and natural living, in an atmosphere of interactive co-creation so we may share in moments that are transformative and inspiring, based in a deep respect for our community and environment.

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Woodward Reservoir is an area of outstanding natural beauty, a peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by a crystal clear swimming lake, with incredible shoreline camping. Bring floating toys! Watch epic sunrises and sunsets from four lakeside dance floors. This venue is gonna blow you away!

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Symbiosis Academy 

Symbiosis welcomes you to a proud presentation of workshops, playshops, danceshops, and much, much more! This year, Symbiosis Academy will focus on practical methods of transforming the earth, our bodies and food sources, and creating sustenance in ways that are in harmony with the body of life.

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Symbiosis is honored to welcome powerful speakers with messages for manifesting real visions through positive actions. Workshops will include yogis, dance instructors, and all sorts of inspiring individuals who can move your body, mind, and spirit. They also have a special addition to this years offerings, not one, but two improv troupes featured at Chicago’s Second City! So come prepared to laugh, learn, and lean into the future together!

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Art

Intuitions, inspirations, and the ineffable all emerge into existence through thoughts, ideas, and art. Before airplanes and helicopters, Leonardo da Vinci sketched all sorts of flying contraptions that, while not functional, paved the way for new thinkers to improve, surpass, and succeed.  At times art is not understood by contemporaries while in hindsight it can become evident that the manifestations of those who came before us intimated and imagined the world which becomes.

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Symbiosis is proud to support and gather artist, sculptors, and creators of all kinds to bend our imaginations and cross the boundaries of what we believe is possible…because we understand ourselves as caretakers of the world for the generations that will follow in our footsteps.

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Ceremony

Ceremony is a gift. It opens, it closes, it sustains, it greets, it lays to rest. Ceremony opens our eyes to the world which we see every day and reminds us of the world which we may not remember. Ceremony need not be solemn, nor sad, nor jovial, nor full of foof, but ceremony must be respected.

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Our ancestors who walked the earth long before us used ceremony to remind them of the past, which bound them to the present and set the stage for our future. Symbiosis holds ceremony dear to their heart and they hope that you will join them in celebration and appreciation of this great communal gift.

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Healing

We all need healing at moments in our lives and for this Gathering they’d like to bring it to the forefront. Through body and energy work, workshops and daydreaming, communication with friends and strangers, dancing, yoga, breathing, and singing, healing is an essential part of life and an essential part of the Gathering. Healing is living and supporting life around us, and we are here with ten thousand arms!

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Kidzbiosis

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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Yoga

There will be many yoga instructors at the gathering.

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Marketplace

Their Marketplace features yummy organic food and their Permaculture course will be an amazing experience for all who can attend!

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Satya Yuga

Somewhere between light and darkness between mortal and deity is a waking dream known as Satya Yuga. The Yuga of truth will play host to raw, unbridled performance, spoken word, acoustic and devotional music, and occasional ranting by mad geniuses….

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Psychedelic Friendship Bingo 

A fortunate thing happened one day on a trip to the akashic record. A portal to the universal source of gameshow energy was bottled, aged, and opened up for you to drink in the delights of Bingo in the psychedelic goodness it was meant for. Come share in joy but do not mess with Bingo or you will face the condiments!

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Lineup

Experience an incredible lineup of musical acts.

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WHAT: Symbiosis Gathering 
WHEN:
September 19 – 23, 2013
WHERE:
Woodward Reservoir | Oakdale, CA

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (866) 558-4253

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A cast of hugely talented individual performers join together to keep a local radio station on the air. ZinZannity quickly ensues with dazzling music, dance, and acrobatic performances as magic blooms in the musical moonlight. Tune in for a nostalgic journey of music, cirque, and cabaret as Love, Chaos & Dinner “broadcasts live” from Teatro ZinZanni.

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Teatro ZinZanni is part circus, part dinner theatre, and always magical. Described as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” and “the hottest ticket in town” Teatro ZinZanni is an experience unlike any other. It is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy, and European Cabaret all served up with a scrumptious five-course feast and elegant libations.

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Each ever-evolving and constantly changing production — at least three new shows per year — Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque, and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that is never quite the same from evening to evening. Famous for its intimate setting, the fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside you as you dine on a gourmet meal. Teatro ZinZanni is guaranteed to dazzle.

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Patina Catering is honored to be the exclusive caterer for some of the finest performing arts and cultural centers in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco. From a simple reception to an elaborate multi-course dinner, Patina Catering orchestrates events with flawless execution and the apparent ease that only a master can display. From the first sip of the welcoming cocktail to the last satisfying morsel, Patina Catering offers events filled with unexpected surprise, invisibly attended by their professional event staff with polished expertise and an understated, elegant flair.

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History of the Spiegeltent

To house Teatro ZinZanni, One Reel imported two beautiful antique theatres from Belgium and erected them in downtown Seattle and on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

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Opulent palaces of red velvet and gold brocade, stained glass, and deep mahogany, the European cabaret tents, known as spiegeltents (mirror tents), were constructed in the 1910s by renowned craftsman Willem Klessens. These warm, intimate circular theatres hosted dances, wine tastings, cabarets, and celebrations in Europe for almost a century.

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Each tent consists of over 4,000 pieces. Designed to be erected and broken down in a hurry, Klessens’ spiegeltents require no metal fasteners for construction and can be assembled by a team of three or four in a single day. There are currently about one hundred of these remarkable structures in existence, and these two tents, San Francisco’s Palais Nostalgique and Seattle’s Moulin Rouge, are among the oldest in the Belgian collection. The tents are still owned by the Klessens family and Willem’s grandson, Willy Klessens (and his son Johnny). Together, they have been lovingly restoring and touring the tents since 1987. Willy traveled to Seattle and San Francisco with his son Johnny and brother-in-law Tom to oversee the construction of these tents for Teatro ZinZanni.

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Each of these gorgeous pavilions has a unique history. The Moulin Rouge in Seattle was nearly destroyed by the Nazis as retribution for a resistance force that blew up a bridge in advance of the Nazi approach. The Nazis burned the wood from the tent in a huge bonfire at the foot of the demolished ridge and smashed all the mirrors. While very little of the Moulin Rouge is original, San Francisco’s Palais Nostalgique was buried deep underground during WWII and made it through the conflict unscathed. Both century-old tents are still in fine form. They stand twenty-nine feet tall, with a circumference of 211 feet. They can comfortably accommodate 300 audience members, along with the waiters, clowns, singers, jugglers, trapeze artists, contortionists, musicians, and acrobats who serve them.

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Origins & Artists

In 1992, Teatro ZinZanni’s creative director Norm Langill walked into a weather-beaten spiegeltent on a quiet Barcelona street, and fell in love. Inside that tent, anything was possible. Inside that tent, everything was possible: Feats of terrible strength! Manic antics! Beauty beyond belief! Art as dinner; dinner as art!

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Langill found the Palais Nostalgique tent in Belgium and convinced the Klessens family to bring it to Seattle, Washington. Inspired by the great cabarets of Europe, he created a bold dinner show steeped in absurdity and spiked with a fresh sense of American comedy. From around the world, he brought in celebrated artists schooled in cirque, clowning, cabaret, aerial and balance artistry, magic, and illusions. From renowned celebrated Seattle restaurants, he brought in top chefs to create a five-course meal extraordinaire.

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The first production opened in Seattle to rave reviews in 1998 and ran for fourteen soldout months. In March of 2000, Langill moved the Palais Nostalgique to San Francisco, where it continues to captivate audiences and break new artistic territory. Soon, he was on the hunt, looking for a second tent. He found the Moulin Rouge, a slightly older but no less elegant tent, again from the Klessens family. Inside this palace of mirrors and red velvet, he opened a second Teatro ZinZanni company in Seattle in 2002.

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A night at Teatro ZinZanni is like no other. Think Fellini. Think Toulouse-Lautrec. Think remote-control dolls, stripper dwarves, human towers, contortionists heels over heads high above you, a Gray’s Anatomy of muscles on display, twelve feet away. Think opera and spectacle, chiffon and chain mail, flying men and floating women. “I tell people it’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on,” says Maria Muldaur, a divine diva in ZinZanni’s ever-rotating cast.

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Everyone is in on the act, including the guests. A stern White Clown swoops up an audience member wearing a tiara and feather boa for a golden-oldies dance. A ribald Red Clown grabs an elder gent in tails: “Snow on the roof, fire in the furnace!” A drag queen with a cluster-bomb bosom drags a man center stage to dress him up like Little Bo Peep. In this alternative universe, there are edges, embraces, and always entertainment beyond compare. Teatro ZinZanni is one of the only places in the world where more than a dozen international performers of this caliber are featured nightly. The show has joined the ranks of famed European clubs such as the Wintergarten, The Apollo, and the Tigerpalast as a world-class showcase for the increasingly rare arts of the cirque.

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WHAT: Teatro ZinZanni Circus Dinner Theater
WHEN: October 24, 2012 – February 17, 2013
WHERE:
Segerstrom Center of the Arts| 600 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa, CA 92626

DETAILS: Tickets start at $122.85

CONTACT INFO: (714) 556-2787

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